Upcoming KBS Weekend Drama Responds To Heo Jung Min's Post About Being Dropped From Cast

The production team of KBS2’s upcoming weekend drama has responded to Heo Jung Min’s claims regarding his casting.

Previously, actor Heo Jung Min claimed that he was offered a role in KBS2’s upcoming weekend drama “Hyo Shim’s Independent Life” (literal title) and had been preparing for the role for about two months but was forcibly dropped from the cast. He specifically called out the writer of the drama for dropping him, demanding an apology and a proper explanation for why he was dropped.

In response to Heo Jung Min’s claims, the drama’s production team released an official statement, explaining the situation and clarifying that the writer was not involved in the casting.

Read the production team’s full statement:

It’s true that director Kim Hyung Il of KBS’s new weekend drama ‘Hyo Shim’s Independent Life’ and actor Heo Jung Min had only one meeting in late March.

However, after further discussion with the production team, it was decided that the actor’s image did not match the character in the drama.

Two weeks later in mid-April, we informed the actor’s management of the above fact.

Regarding the casting being canceled, the writer was not involvement in the casting at all. We express regret over the actor’s own assertion.

Heo Jung Min has since responded to the production team’s statement:

So to summarize, I was initially cast, but there was no intervention from the writer. It was just the production team’s decision to cancel the casting, and I was notified late, and I posted and ranted like a madman.

I sincerely apologize to the cast and crew. I was way off the mark. I wish the show the best of luck, and I’ll step away now. I will humbly accept the production team’s deep regret. Goodbye… In the end.. not even a single apology….

“Hyo Shim’s Independent Life” tells the story of a warmhearted Lee Hyo Shim who finally decides to get away from her leech-like family and pursue her own happiness away from them. The drama is scheduled to air later this year following “The Real Has Come!” and actress Uee is confirmed to play the role of the protagonist Lee Hyo Shim.

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